Depression: Something You Should Know About
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Depression: Something You Should Know About

All About Depression Depression is something that no one should go through alone. There are some great support networks to help you deal with depression should it strike. These online communities can also help you if you know someone who could benefit from some encouragement to reach out for help. Did you know that depression…

Bipolar Depression Treatment Options
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Bipolar Depression Treatment Options

Bipolar and Bipolar Depression Although bipolar depressive disorder is prevalent throughout the clinical course of bipolar disorder, the present therapeutic options for bipolar disorder are limited; specifically, as mainstream antidepressants are of mixed effectiveness for bipolar disorder and can cause transitions into mania and/or rapid cycles in the long-term. Conclusions Although appropriate treatments are available…

Attachment Styles & Parenting with Bipolar
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Attachment Styles & Parenting with Bipolar

Accepting and treating my bipolar disorder allowed me to focus on becoming a better mother. Understanding different attachment styles allows me to make more effective parenting and self-care decisions. Photo: Christopher Hopefitch / Getty Images Attachment Theory & Parenting Styles Attachment with our primary caregiver begins in early childhood. “Attachment theory” was coined and developed…

How to Help Others Help You Manage Your Bipolar
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How to Help Others Help You Manage Your Bipolar

Coping with bipolar disorder and navigating effective treatment requires a group of supporters—both professional and personal. Here’s how you can work together for the best outcomes. Choochart Choochaikupt/Getty Images The Importance of Personal & Professional Support It takes a community to cope with bipolar disorder. Everyone needs a circle of support, a reliable team of…

The Hows & Whens of Fine-Tuning Your Meds
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The Hows & Whens of Fine-Tuning Your Meds

Photo: SDI Productions / Getty Images Hope & Harmony Headlines October 20, 2022  •  Volume 15, Issue 42 Medication adherence is essential for maintaining stability with bipolar. But sometimes a prescription stops working as well as it once did and needs to be “tweaked.” Hormonal issues, poor sleep, metabolism changes, and other factors may be…

7 Common Ways to Treat Depression Without Using Medications
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7 Common Ways to Treat Depression Without Using Medications

How to Treat Depression Without Medications Depressive disorder, often simply called depression, is much more than feeling sad or going through a bad patch. Depression, also known as major depressive disorder, is a mood disorder that causes you to experience persistent sadness or a lack of interest in life. Called major depressive disorder or clinical…

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My Bipolar Life – My Daily Struggles With Bipolar Disorder

My Bipolar History My name is Kevin and I have bipolar disorder. I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 1997 after I tried to un-alive myself. I was immediately committed to a state hospital where I stayed for two weeks and I was put on a medicine regimen that really did not work for me….